Searcy commits to Baylor

Baylor's immediate need for defensive linemen has once again sent them to the junior college ranks. Hear what the newest commitment has to say about the Bears.

Baylor's recruiting efforts for the 2012 class had thus far produced zero defensive tackle commitments. That changed when Joey Searcy of Navarro Junior College officially pledged to the Bears. Stacy, who claims offers from Texas Tech, Kansas State and Minnesota, originally signed with the Golden Gophers when coming out of South Grand Prairie high school in 2009.

"I chose Baylor because of the academics. They have a great academic center and reputation," says the 6'1", 315-pounder.

In addition to Baylor's academic reputation, a factor in Searcy's decision was Robert T. Griffin and Nick Johnson - both former Navarro players who are now with the Bears. As things stand right now, that would make Searcy the third linemen from Navarro to have signed with Baylor in the last three years.

Searcy marks the thirteenth commitment of Baylor's 2012 class and the second defensive linemen in total - joining McKinney Boyd High School defensive end Jamal Palmer. He is also the Bears' first junior college commitment of the class. Will that stick?

"My commitment is strong with Baylor," says Searcy.

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